AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Pulaski Technical College - The Network for Student Success

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Pulaski Technical College - The Network for Student Success   


Beth Trafford  

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Director of Student Success 


Pulaski Technical College  


3000 West Scenic Drive 

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North Little Rock 









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Program Description

The Network for Student Success at Pulaski Technical College is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education designed to improve the educational outcomes of African-American males.The mission of the Network is to promote and create access to supportive relationships that help African-American males overcome barriers to college graduation.

The Network provides an intensive brother-to-brother case management model that serves up to 300 African-American males.  Opportunities are provided for young men from first generation college backgrounds to build better connections to the college, fostering retention and graduation.

Program Services

Mentoring; Tutoring; Leadership and Professional Development 

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Program Initiated

Institutional research data showed that African American male students were not progressing toward graduation at the same rate as other students.  Pulaski Technical College administrators began to seek solutions and funding and that would impact the success rate of this group. 

Program Funded

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education designed to strengthen minority-serving institutions.

College President and Administrators Involvement

Pulaski Technical College administrators were instrumental in analyzing institutional data and recognizing the need to impact African American male  success rates, identifying resources to fund the project, and fostering an environment of support and accountability for the program. 

Program Success Story

What the "Network for Student Success" means to me is a network of students focused on helping each other succeed in obtaining, using and brightening their personal goals for success.The Network offers a wide range of opportunity like getting help with class work, social skills and just plain work ethics. This is my second semester in the Network and I am amazed at the things I am capable of handling and my success.

The Network coaches are down to earth and are willing to help with any situation or to refer anyone who is willing to recieve the help that is offered from other sources. The Network expands our minds.

Cornell Cornelius, Network participant
Created at 2/15/2010 11:41 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 2/17/2010 9:51 AM  by KEVIN CHRISTIAN 
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